Coronavirus Update: Global tally of COVID cases down 9% in latest week, but infections are still climbing in the U.S.

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The global tally of new cases of COVID-19 fell 9% in the week through July 31, according to the World Health Organization, but the trend did not hold for the U.S., which saw new cases climb 2% to mark the second-highest increase after Japan.